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Moose

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Name:
MSoLife
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Personal finance, investing, MBA, business, stoicism, fitness, health
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Multiracial
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Researcher

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Latest Blog Posts

Photo Credit: Ryan Johns5FF is a new feature of MSoLife.com and includes the best FIRE links of the previous week. Occasionally I will also include other links to other topics if I find them interesting and/or helpful. Enjoy! The 5 Best FIRE Links http://www.flybymoney.com/worstadvice1/ This week, Dan at Fly By Money introduces a new feature about the worst financial advice he has received. We tend to focus on what we SHOULD do in the ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 8:13 AM
Travel. Adventure. Learning more about yourself. Sweet photos. There are many reasons why we love to travel. The trips themselves tend to be unforgettable and stirring…but are your photos? Below I’ll teach you how to combine camera and lens choice along with lighting in the best, most frugal, and lightest way possible! Some Background I picked up the photography bug, hard, in 2009 during my first trip to Japan. My then-girlfriend (now Ms. Moose) ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 7:53 AM
Photo Credit: Ryan Johns5FF is a new feature of MSoLife.com and includes the best FIRE links of the previous week. Occasionally I will also include other links to other topics if I find them interesting and/or helpful. Enjoy! The 5 Best FIRE Links http://www.mrfreeat33.com/my-420month-apartment-in-chiang-mai/ In this week’s post, we catch up with Jason on his new adventure in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His fully decked-out new apartment costs a whopping $420 per month, or about ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 8:16 AM
Photo Credit: Diego JimenezGeoarbitrage The word “geoarbitrage” gets used frequently in financial independence / early retirement circles. What does it mean, exactly? The Greek word “Geo” means “Earth”. In this instance, it’s a truncated form of “geographic” “Arbitrage” has French roots and is defined as: the simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different markets or in derivative forms in order to take advantage of differing prices for the same asset. Most ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 8:07 AM
Photo Credit: Ryan Johns5FF is a new feature of MSoLife.com and includes the best FIRE links of the previous week. Occasionally I will also include other links to other topics if I find them interesting and/or helpful. Enjoy! The 5 Best FIRE Links https://millennialmoneyman.com/this-is-why-things-wont-ever-equal-wealth-to-us/ As someone dedicated to retiring early, it’s easy to sometimes feel like you’re missing out. You could buy a fast sports car or a giant TV. In this post, the ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 8:07 AM
  Photo Credit: Austin LeeOne of the core tenets of the FIRE philosophy is to keep your expenses to a minimum. It’s easy to then logically conclude that you should live in a low cost of living area and avoid a high cost of living like the plague. Is this true? Yes and no. As with most things in life, there’s nuance here. The answer isn’t as cut and dry as it ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 8:05 AM
Welcome to 5 For Friday! Photo Credit: Ryan Johns5FF is a new feature of MSoLife.com and includes the best FIRE links of the previous week. Occasionally I will also include other links to other topics if I find them interesting and/or helpful. Enjoy! The 5 Best FIRE Links Two Big Reasons Behind My Decision To Move Overseas And Become A Dividend Expat Jason Fieber’s post talks about geo-arbitrage, which is a topic near and dear ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 8:01 AM
Photo Credit: Christian Newman  Overview Social Security. It’s a benefit that, as United States citizen*, you take for granted. Saving aggressively for retirement and investing is nice, but at least Social Security will be there for you in the worst case scenario. Right? A quick glance at a lot of retirement calculators reveals several issues. They assume that at a minimum your expenses will be 60% of what you make now. This is absurd, ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 9:00 PM
Several minutes ago, I received notification that Equifax, one of the three large credit bureaus, was hacked.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/business/equifax-cyberattack.html The breach affects 143 million people in the United States! Given that the U.S. population is a bit over 300 million, that means you have near even odds of being affected. See if you were affected here: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/  Even if you weren’t affected, it’s an important reminder to freeze your credit if you haven’t already. A credit freeze ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 5:48 PM
Hurricane Harvey slammed the Houston area less than two weeks ago. It is heartwarming and re-affirming to see people rescuing one another despite the circumstances. These situations remind me of the importance of having an emergency plan and emergency bag to deal with unforeseen circumstances like Hurricane Harvey. Emergency funds help you to deal with needing a new water heater or weathering a layoff: emergency bags help you survive chaos. Be proactive in your preparation so you ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 3:31 PM

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